Bison: 1 – Woman: 0 – Don’t get close to wild animals for photos

Aug 24, 2020

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Bison: 1 – Woman: 0 – Don’t get close to wild animals for photos

Aug 24, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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A woman recently got attacked by a bison at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Maybe you can already guess how the incident happened – she got too close to the animal because she wanted to take a photo. Fortunately, the woman didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries. It’s pretty incredible: it was her pants that saved her life because they fell off.

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The incident happened last Wednesday within a group of motorcyclists who were in the Black Hills for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. There was a herd of buffalo on the road so the riders stopped. Many of them took their phones out and started filming and taking photos. But one woman got way too close to the animals. It was an incident waiting to happen, and one of the folks from the group caught everything on camera.

A bison rushed towards the woman and gored her. Luckily for her, the animal caught her by the pants, causing them to fall off as it violently swung her around. In the video above, you can see people rushing to help the woman. Fortunately, both she and the bison were unharmed. One of the rangers even managed to retrieve her pants.

Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley reported that the victim is a 54-year-old woman from Iowa. He confirmed that she was “apparently saved when her pants came off.” He also said that the bison that attacked her ran off along with the rest of the herd, and you can see that in the video as well. Mechaley added that visitors “should stay in/on their vehicle and keep a safe distance from buffalo.”

Custer County Sheriff Marty Mechaley reports a woman was attacked by a buffalo along Iron Mountain Road in Custer State…

Posted by Custer County Chronicle on Thursday, August 13, 2020

If you think that this story sounds familiar – that’s because a very similar incident happened earlier this year. And no, this isn’t the same story, believe it or not. I’m glad that the woman was not seriously injured, and I sure hope that she learned not to get too close to wild animals.

[via PetaPixel]

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18 responses to “Bison: 1 – Woman: 0 – Don’t get close to wild animals for photos”

  1. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    Ha ha, lost her pants.

  2. Michael Bray Avatar
    Michael Bray

    Have people not heard of telephoto lenses???

    1. Cristiano Diniz da Silva Avatar
      Cristiano Diniz da Silva

      Michael Bray no they think that it is for photographers showing off. Obviously they never heard of Leica (lol kidding about Leica).

    2. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      LOL

    3. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      I bet all these people that are being stupid and getting too close to wild animals are using their cellphones or point and shoot cameras like the ones from Sony LOL Or if they are using DSLR’s they are probably shooting with Sony or Canon (I’m a Nikon guy) LOL

      1. MIA SAN MIA Avatar
        MIA SAN MIA

        LOL

    4. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      Desirée Rolfe LMAO

    5. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray

      Desirée Rolfe I actually own the Z6 and Z7 but this is the Nikon I am shooting with today using 35 mm black and white ISO 400 film

    6. Michael Bray Avatar
      Michael Bray
  3. Martin Cohen Avatar
    Martin Cohen

    But it’s the same Bison…?¿?

    1. Michael Lombardi Avatar
      Michael Lombardi

      There’s a single very pissed off bison in America and it loves to be caught on camera attacking people. The bison council hired him to make tourists think twice about approaching.

  4. Whitewolf McGinnis Avatar
    Whitewolf McGinnis

    There’s a reason we call them wild animals.

  5. MegaNickels Avatar
    MegaNickels

    r/winstupidprizes

  6. Hans J. Nielsen Avatar
    Hans J. Nielsen

    As a photographer I have to ask.
    Did they find her phone? Did she get some good pictures? And can we see them?

  7. Michael Angelo Avatar
    Michael Angelo

    A perfect candidate for the Darwin Awards – ‘cept she lived to do something just as stupid another day…

  8. John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    Just a little, “Darwin, Darwin on the Range, where the Idiots and buffalo don’t mix…”

  9. William James Avatar
    William James

    Yeah! Al’s in the club! He got the pants!